This is one of the videos that came up on my newsfeed this week. It is an advertisement by Apple showing how the iPad can be used to help autistic children and individuals "find their voice". Yes you can obviously tell that Apple is trying to promote their product (especially in the first clip), but other than that I'm not sure how I feel about it... thoughts/ responses?
There are great points made, attacking the sentiment that autistic individuals are not intelligent or do not have a mind. But when Dillan said that "autism is hell" I was a little taken back. He describes his autism as something that isolates him and stops him from connecting with those around them, which could be for the purpose of demonstrating how Apple products can help individuals who feel the same. So I guess the question is how much say did Dillan get in his representation? I want to say that they are representing Dillan as he would like to be represented, but I'm not super sure.